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Mayor's Proclamation
PROCLAMATION
Office of the Mayor
City of Beaverton

HEREAS the month of October has been recognized as National Arts and Humanities month by thousands of arts and cultural organizations, communities, and states across the country, as well as by the White House and Congress for more than two decades; and 
   
HEREAS,  the arts and humanities enhance and enrich the lives of every American; and 
   
HEREAS,  the arts and humanities represent our community's diverse cultures and heritage; and 
   
HEREAS,  the arts and humanities play a unique role in the lives of our families, our communities, and our country; and 
   
HEREAS,  the nonprofit arts industry also strengthens our economy by generating $135.2 billion in total economic activity annually and by supporting the full-time equivalent of 4.13 million jobs; and 
   
NOW, THEREFORE,  I, Denny Doyle, Mayor of the city of Beaverton, Oregon, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2012, as: 

NATIONAL ARTS & HUMANITIES MONTH

in the city of Beaverton and call upon the citizens of Beaverton to participate, promote, and
celebrate arts and culture throughout the month.

Guitarist at Beaverton Last Tuesday Temporary Sculpture at Lombard Plaza Taiko in Gotemba, Japan